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Knowing is Half the Battle: Identifying Risk in Contracts

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5-6:30pm
Free and open to all. RSVP here.

1.5 CES LUs

This presentation will go in-depth to give you the tools you need to identify risk in your contracts. We’ll discuss the options of having good contracts in place, clauses and language that are uninsurable and the differences between owner-generated contracts and AIA contracts. Attorney Liam Malone of Collins, Collins, Muir & Stewart and insurance broker James Murphy, Allied Member, of Dealey Renton will be our experts on hand to lead the discussion and answer questions.

About the Presenters:

Liam Malone’s practice focuses on professional liability and risk management, including
representation of architects, engineers, and other professionals. He also counsels his clients
regarding service agreements, contracting issues, and general risk management matters. His practice areas include Trial, Professional Liability and Commercial Transactions and Corporate.

James Murphy joined Dealey, Renton & Associates in 2004 and is currently an Account Executive in the design professional practice. With 14 Years of experience in the insurance industry, James is well informed with regards to the unique insurance and risk management needs of design firms. By focusing exclusively on design firms, James is able to stay abreast of important trends impacting the design industry.

Insurance & Contracts

a professional practice forum

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Noon-1:30pm
Free and all are welcome–bring your lunch!

1.5 CES LUs

Join the Professional Practice Forum in a roundtable discussion on Insurance and Contracts, with a focus on contract language to look out for. We’ll discuss the options of having good contracts in place, clauses and language that are uninsurable, and the differences between owner-generated contracts and AIA contracts. Attorney Liam Malone of Collins, Collins, Muir & Stewart and insurance broker Ted Kiyama, Allied Member, of Dealey Renton will be on-hand to answer questions and lead the discussion.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this program attendees will:

  1. Be able to state at least one difference between owner-generated and AIA contracts.
  2. Be able to explain common issues that can render a contract uninsurable.
  3. Be able to give at least two examples of contract language that may be problematic.
  4. Be able to describe new trends in contracts for 2016.

 

Dealing with Difficult Clients

a Professional Practice Forum

Thursday, November 19
Noon-1:30pm
Free and open to all; bring a lunch!

1.5 CES LUs

Sometimes a dream project can turn into a nightmare simply because of the client. Clients can be over-demanding, verbally caustic, and even intrude into an architect’s personal life. At the November Professional Practice Forum we’ll discuss how to handle difficult clients (or their staff), what constitutes onerous contracts that could lead a firm into a dispute down the line, and when to just say “NO.”

Learning Objectives

At the end of this discussion, attendees will:

  1. Be able to identify two ways to mitigate miscommunications with clients
  2. Be able to state two ways to express to a client their demands are not realistic
  3. Be able to explain two ways a contract could lead to a dispute
  4. Be able to identify red-flags during client interviews that should be considered before accepting a project.

Professional Practice Forum: Contracts

a roundtable discussion
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Noon-1:30pm
Free and open to all; bring your lunch.

1.5 CES LUs

We’ll be discussing partnership contracts and MOUs, simple and non-traditional contracts, and more.

 

 

Learning objectives

  • Attendees will learn about worrisome contract terms.
  • Attendees will learn to identify uninsurable clauses, and what to do about them.
  • Attendees will learn about ATP’s, MOU’s, what they are and how they impact contracts.
  • Attendees will learn about when it is right to turn down a contract.

 

Contracts: a Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, March 21
Noon-1:30pm
Free; bring your lunch

Join AIA East Bay at noon on Thursday, March 21 to discuss worrisome clauses, risk management, alternative clauses, client warning signs and insurability issues—and more!

A roundtable discussion of the Professional Practice Forum.

Learning objectives

  • Attendees will learn about worrisome contract terms.
  • Attendees will learn to identify uninsurable clauses, and what to do about them.
  • Attendees will learn about ATP’s, MOU’s, what they are and how they impact contracts.
  • Attendees will learn about when it is right to turn down a contract.

1.5 CES LUs

All are welcome; Please RSVP for seating count.

Contracts and Project Management

Thursday, April 19
Noon-1:30pm
Free; bring your lunch

Join AIA East Bay at noon on Thursday, April 19 for a round table discussion on MOUs, ATP’s, contracts, prime agreements and the legal ramifications of not properly addressing these issues. A roundtable discussion of the Professional Practice Forum.

Learning objectives

  • Participants will learn about MOU’s, ATP’s
  • Participants will learn the importance of signed MOU’s, ATP’s, or contracts
  • Participants will learn about why the architect should generate the agreements for the architects consultants
  • Participants will learn about the need for contracts with consultants to match the prime agreement

1.5 CES LUs

All are welcome; Please RSVP for seating count.